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Minecraft Allay: What does the Allay do in Minecraft 1.19?

Nobody puts Allay in the corner

Want to know more about the Allay in Minecraft 1.19? After a long wait since the mob vote at Minecraft Live 2021, the Allay has finally arrived in Minecraft. One of many new mobs in the Minecraft 1.19 update, the Allay is a passive creature that resembles a blue fairy. It is an incredibly useful partner to have for those who like mining, building, and generally gathering resources - all of which are crucial parts of Minecraft.

In this guide, we'll explain everything you need to know about the Allay in Minecraft 1.19, including how to find and tame the Allay.

What does the Allay do in Minecraft?

The Allay is a passive mob that collects items for you. If you hand it a certain item, it will hunt around in a nearby area until it has gathered a stack. It will then return to the player and deliver the stack of items. This is incredibly useful for any Minecraft player, as you can send the Allay to hunt out more of any item you need. If you like mining or gathering resources, you can also use the Allay to hoover up any materials that you may have missed or forgotten to pick up.

It's worth noting that the Allay will only gather dropped items. It cannot mine or destroy blocks itself, so it won't be able to mine diamonds or Netherite for you while you complete other activities.

If you don't want the Allay to deliver items to you directly, you can also use note blocks to give it a different delivery zone. Simply sound a note block and then send the Allay out to gather items and it will return to the note block after collecting a stack.


How to find the Allay in Minecraft

If the above sounds like a useful helping hand for your various Minecraft escapades, then you'll want to know where to find the Allay. The Allay is found in two locations: Pillager Outposts and Woodland Mansions.

When you approach Pillager Outposts, look for cages around the outside. Inside, you should find an Allay that you can set free. In Woodland Mansions, Allays will spawn inside prison cells that you must also destroy to set them free. Either way, be prepared to fight off any nearby hostile mobs that guard the caged creature.

Allays don't need taming specifically, as they will always be passive. However, as mentioned above, the Allay won't actually gather items for you until you hand something over. So, if you want the Allay to gather any Iron Ore that you may not have picked up while mining, you'll need to hand it a piece of Iron Ore first.


That’s everything that you need to know about the Allay in Minecraft. If you want to give your world a fresh lick of paint, make sure to check out our list of the best Minecraft shaders. If you're starting a new world to celebrate the release of Minecraft 1.19, take a look at our lists of the best Java seeds and best Bedrock seeds in Minecraft.

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